Jonathan Jackson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Jackson is a social entrepreneur, innovator, and dynamic leader with extensive mobile technology expertise in both low-income and high-income settings. He has co-founded multiple organizations focused on improved healthcare delivery and poverty alleviation.

As co-founder and CEO of Dimagi, Jonathan has overseen the growth of the company from the founding team to over 100 employees worldwide that operate programs in over 50 countries. He made an uncompromising commitment to open source software and developed a highly interactive collaborative culture that fosters partnerships across academics, philanthropists, and implementers.

Jonathan holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.  He also co-founded Cogito Corp, a pioneering behavioral analytics company.  Jonathan is a visiting scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Decision Systems Group and a lecturer at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Most Recent Posts By Jonathan Jackson

We set an ambitious goal in 2016: scale our product activity by 10X. We measure activity in a few ways, so before I jump into whether we achieved this goal, here’s some quick background: Form submissions are one way we measure product engagement because it tells us when someone is submitting data in the application […]

Dear members of our community: As an organization, Dimagi is wholeheartedly committed to creating a more just, inclusive, and tolerant world. That’s why we exist. Many of our team, and many of our partners, have been alarmed by recent changes in the United States that threaten to make our work and our mission more difficult. […]

In prep for the 2016 World Economic Forum, Jonathan Jackson, CEO of Dimagi, and Richard Barth, CEO of the KIPP Foundation, connected to discuss social entrepreneurship and the parallels between education and healthcare. Jonathan and Richard attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this year as delegates from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. This […]

I am just returning from the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which I attended as part of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. While I have attended World Economic Forum events before, this was my first time at the annual Davos meeting. As expected, it was an amazing and overwhelming experience […]

Something we’re quite proud of happened this week. Entrepreneur recognized Dimagi as one of the Top 25 Best Large-Company Cultures of 2015. Our team is everything to us, and our culture comes from the amazing quality of our team. We measure success by impact, team satisfaction and profit, in that order. Maintaining and improving team […]

I’ve been watching this trend line for days, weeks, months and years waiting for CommCare usage to cross one million forms per month. Last month, it finally did. This milestone goes hand in hand with our global expansion. Over the last several years, we have greatly increased our global reach. Last month, a new CommCare […]

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